Lakers News: Kurt Rambis Will Help Right the Ship as Assistant Coach

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to find some form of direction, and they may have done that in the form of a couple coaching additions.

According to Eric Pincus of The Los Angeles Times, the Lakers hired Johnny Davis and Kurt Rambis as assistant coaches. This comes after Bernie Bickerstaff, Steve Clifford, Darvin Ham, Phil Handy and Eddie Jordan all left for new positions.

While this may be the most uncertain season in franchise history, hiring Rambis will help right the ship in Los Angeles.

Pincus reported that the Lakers had been seeking multiple high-profile names to join Mike D'Antoni's coaching staff. With Alvin Gentry signing on to Doc Rivers' coaching staff with the Los Angeles Clippers, the urgency to sign Rambis increased.

Rambis wasted no time in confirming the reports that he will be joining the Lakers' organization.

Rambis had most recently spent time with ESPN and Time Warner SportsNet as a commentator for the Lakers.

This signing doesn't guarantee a title, but Rambis offers an instant improvement to a gutted coaching staff. From his years of experience as a player to his time on the sidelines, Rambis has been nothing but a winner.

And he's done it with the Lakers.


History with the Organization

From 1981 to 1988, Rambis was a key role player and local favorite for the Lakers. He won four NBA championships, carving out a reputation as one of the hardest-working men in basketball due to his physical play and team-first approach.

He was an Omer Asik type of player, for the modern fans.

In 1993, Rambis rejoined the Lakers and spent the final two years of his playing career in Los Angeles. While his contributions were limited, Rambis remained one of the most well-liked players in L.A.

He also became a player-coach in 1994 and held a position as an assistant unt...

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